Born in Bozeman, MT, Andrea Malmberg has lived most of her life on the land with livestock. 

She has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences from Washington State University. 

Pushing 30 years and in many different capacities, Andrea has facilitated the understanding of ecological, financial, and sociological, factors enabling sound holistic decisions. Alongside her husband Tony, she has run several regenerative land-based enterprises always with the purpose of honing her skills to enhance the well-being of people, animals, and our planet, now and into the future. She delights in ranching, homesteading, conviviality, vibrant philosophical discussions and studying human behavior. She finds purpose in being civically active, participating in the creation of healthy communities, restoring land, making connections and creating spaces.

After completing studies in Zimbabwe and Argentina in 2004, she became an accredited professional in Holistic Management. Seeing the need to bring the tools of human flourishing to rural communities, she received a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She has now created a platform, lifeenergy.guide, that people throughout the world are using to manage and monitor their well-being.

As you’ll hear, Andrea is a wealth of knowledge, experience and wisdom! I hope you enjoy Episode 2 of the Herd Podcast.


2:50 - Andrea’s Ranch

4:05 - History of the Lazy R Ranch

6:00 - Holistic Management

47:00 - Life Energy.Guide - Andrea’s well-being platform


LIFE ENERGY.GUIDE (Andrea’s well-being platform; accept certificate to view site)

BOOK: Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us about Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom by Fred Provenza

BOOK: 10% Human: How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness by Alanna Collen

Episode 1 - Beth Robinette: Fourth-generation rancher, cowgirl and food activist

Beth Robinette, a fourth generation cattle rancher and all around badass, has been a food activist for over a decade. When she is not connecting farmers to markets through LINC Foods – a food cooperative in Spokane, WA - she can be found building fence, chasing cows, or cuddling with lambs on her family’s ranch, the Lazy R, where they raise sheep and grass-fed beef. Beth is certified as a Holistic Management educator spreading the good word of regenerative agriculture far and wide and was the 2018 recipient of the Tilth Alliance “Farmer of the Year” award. She is deeply involved in many other initiatives related to regenerative agriculture, ranching and healthy food systems. I am thrilled to have her as our first guest.


2:50 - Beth’s Story

4:05 - History of the Lazy R Ranch

6:00 - Holistic Management

9:00 - Beth’s educational journey, leading her back to the ranch

20:00 - Challenges working with family

24:55 - Beth’s Food Activism

26:00 - Local Inland Northwest Co-operative (LINC) Foods

34:30 - Seasonality of food and the importance of planning

47:00 - New Cowgirl Camp and New Rancher Camp


Lazy R Ranch

Local Inland Northwest Co-operative (LINC) Foods

New Cowgirl Camp

New Rancher Camp

Roots of Resilience